Imperial College London

Becky Mawhood

Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Visiting Researcher



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Becky is a Visiting Researcher at the Imperial College Centre for Energy Policy and Technology (ICEPT), and a Committee Specialist for the House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee.

Prior to joining the House of Commons Becky worked as a Research Associate at Imperial College, investigating economic, social and technical aspects of energy policy in the UK and abroad. Projects to which she has contributed include the EPSRC SUPERGEN Bioenergy Challenge Bioenergy Value Chains: Whole Systems Analysis and Optimisation; Renewable Jet Fuel Supply Chain Development and Flight Operations (RENJET) for EIT Climate-KIC; and a range of shorter studies for the UK Energy Research Centre – International Renewable Energy Agency (UKERC-IRENA) collaboration. She was also Chair of the SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub SHARE Network for early career bioenergy researchers over 2016-17.

Becky is particularly interested in the role of decentralised renewable technologies for developing countries.  She has previously worked in Mali and Senegal, and was formerly a project manager and consultant for community-scale renewable energy installations in the UK.

Becky has an MSc in Environmental Technology (specialising in Energy Policy) from Imperial College London.



Mawhood RK, Gazis E, de Jong S, et al., 2016, Production pathways for renewable jet fuel: a review of commercialisation status and future prospects, Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, Vol:10, ISSN:1932-1031, Pages:462-484

De Jong S, Hoefnagels R, Faaij A, et al., 2015, The feasibility of short-term production strategies for renewable jet fuels – a comprehensive techno-economic comparison, Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, Vol:9, ISSN:1932-104X


McLaughlin O, Mawhood B, Jamieson C, et al., Rice straw for bioenergy: the effectiveness of policymaking and implementation in Asia, 24th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, EUBCE

Mawhood RK, Slade R, Shah N, 2015, Policy options to promote perennial energy crops: the limitations of the English Energy Crops Scheme and the role for agent-based modelling in policy design, Association of Applied Biologists: Biomass and Energy Crops V, Association of Applied Biologists, Wellesbourne, UK, Pages:143-153, ISSN:0265-1491

Mawhood RK, Gazis E, Hoefnagels R, et al., 2015, Technological and commercial maturity of aviation biofuels: Emerging options to produce jet from lignocellulosic biomass, 14th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies (SET 2015)

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